PD Playlist: Fostering Student Success

To help anyone interested in learning about Fostering Student Success, TCDC has compiled another “PD Playlist.” We’ve arranged the resources from “sound bite” to “radio play” to “extended dance mix” and “full LP.” Some options will take just a few minutes of your time while others will require a longer commitment.   

Visit the TCDC site, to view the entire catalogue of PD Playlists. 

October PD Playlist

Sound Bites <10 minutes  

A Recipe for Student Success (article | 00:05:00) 
The following list of ingredients will hopefully provide valuable insights and practical tips to help students thrive in the college classroom and unlock the umami flavor of success.

Why Are Students So Disengaged? (article | 00:08:00) 
A new survey by Wiley finds that one-fourth of students said they would be more invested in their courses if they learned in a way that emulated their future careers. To fight student disengagement, real-world projects can help.

Radio Play<20 minutes 

Faculty Focus Live with Ben Blood: Metacognition—The Bridge to Student Success (Podcast | 00:19:25)
Take away specific strategies you can implement into your class to help students succeed and help students find the reason they’re in college, the reason this is important to them, and their reason why. 

Extended Dance Mix <60 minutes 

Supporting Students’ Self-Regulated and Self-Directed Learning in the Remote Environment (toolkit | 00:25:00)
This toolkit describes self-regulated learning and why self-regulated learning is beneficial yet more challenging in remote learning environments, and outlines strategies that instructors can implement to support student self-regulation and learning in remote courses.

Improving Student Motivation Using Instructional Strategies, Relationship Building & Mindset (webinar | 00:59:00)
This webinar examines techniques for empowering students via mindset and goal-awareness, and overviews instructional and assessment strategies that increase motivation via an emphasis on authenticity, relatedness, and autonomy. 

Full LP >1 hour  

Instructional Strategies For Student Success (book chapter| 01:30:00)
Chapter 6 of the book “Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Doesn’t Fit All”, by Gayle H. Gregory and Carolyn Chapman, contains a wide repertoire of instructional strategies from which to pick and choose, adjust and modify.

Student Success: An invaluable resource for college and university students (book | 04:00:00)
Mary Shier’s Student Success takes us through topics such as time management, study skills, test-taking, memory techniques, communication skills, online learning, and many more. This book is intended for both faculty and students.

Live Concert (In-Person Events)
Attend the TCDC Lunch and Learn: The Student Journey: Striving for a Sustainable Approach to Academic Success on October 25 at 12:30 to learn more about how various Langara services support classroom learning and promote peer connection. For more information and to register, please visit our PD events calendar. 

For your students
Academic Success Centre (website| n/a) 
The Academic Success Centre is here to help snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara students achieve their academic goals by offering a variety of free resources and assistance to help enhance their learning. 

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